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We were in the beautiful St Petersburg on June 2016 and had two great tours organized by horizons tours! Our guide Sofia spoke very well German and gave us an even better experience in the city!
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"I want to say the words of praise for arranging the tour to St. Petersburg for our employees. Every detail of our tour was organized at the highest level. From planning our tour itinerary, according to our preferences to organising a gala-dinner and theater tickets. It was not our first trip to St. Petersburg and we had something to compare with. And definitely this comparison is in your favour, the quality of service you provided and the amount of attention you paid to our group. If we plan another trip to St. Petersburg for our employees or partners, we will definitely choose your company."
We would like to express our gratitude for the well-organized tour to St. Petersburg for our party. We had booked a trip for our holidays in May and weather in St. Petersburg gave us a great gift. All excursions were perfectly planned and our guide, Elena, was beyond praise. A true professional, she gave us a detailed information about all the attractions we visited. Despite the fact that almost all the museums were crowded our guide conducted us with minimal waiting. We were so excited! Thank you again for a wonderful experience.
"We had a two day package with your tour company in St. Petersburg and without question it was the best we could have imagined! Great value for the money! Our tour guide, Helen, was wonderful and shared her knowledge of the city and landmarks in a delightful, story telling manner rather than just rattling off facts. We saw the Hermitage, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Church on Spilled Blood, Peterhoff, St. Isaac's Cathedral among others! I will highly recommend Horizons Unlimited to friends who would like to visit St. Petersburg!"
"We had the most wonderful time in St. Petersburg. Our tour guide Helen was outstanding, her English was excellent and her knowledge of every aspect of Russian life, history, art and politics was amazing. Yes, we had such a good time in St. Petersburg, and look forward to returning another day. Please send our regards to Helen and our driver, Evgeny for us. Thanks again for arranging such a wonderful visit. You did a great job!"
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Classical 5 day tour of St. Petersburg
Tour Duration: 5 days
Activity level: moderate
All entrance fees are included
No waiting in lines
Comfortable vehicles (western type car or minvan with AC)
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Price starts from: 360 Euro
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|Arrival to St. Petersburg.
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
|• Breakfast at the hotel.|
|• Sightseeing City tour with visit to Peter-and-Paul Fortress (duration 3.5 hours)
During the tour you will get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St. Petersburg. In the course of the tour you will have an opportunity to see the main avenues, bridges and embankments of the Palmyra of the North. Nevsky prospect, Vassillievsky Island. Also you will know the history of the Romanov’s dynasty and the present day life of the former capital of Imperial Russia
In Peter and Paul’s Fortress: you may see the Pantheon of the Romanov’s Royal House in Peter and Paul Cathedral, including the founder of the city – Peter the Great, a boat, reportedly made by Peter the Great, a political prison – museum (Peter’s own son Tsarevich Aleksey was imprisoned here for his resistance to Peter’s reforms), mint, temporary exhibitions
|• Visit to St. Isaak’s Cathedral(duration 1 hour) The greatest monument of late classicism of the XIX century; the cathedral is the 3-rd among the largest dome-buildings of Europe. Designed by Auguste Monferrand, the cathedral is considered to be a real monument to the labor of the Russian craftsmen|
|• Time for lunch in a city restaurant.|
• Visit to the State Hermitage museum (duration 3 hours)
|• Back to the hotel.|
|• Evening at your free disposal|
|• Breakfast at the hotel|
|• Tour to Pushkin (Tsarskoe selo), visit to Catherine Palace, Amber Room and Park
Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo): One of the Imperial residences built during the reigns of 5 tzars. It is the site of the Yekaterininsky Palace, named for Peter I's wife, Catherine I. Catherine Palace with its Grand Hall, Amber Room, Picture Hall is a real Baroque masterpiece created by Rastrelly. The unforgettable beauty of this place was described by poets and artists.
|• Time for lunch in a local restaurant in Pushkin|
|• Tour to Pavlovsk (Paul’s Palace + park) the summer residences of the Russian tsars. (Tour duration Pushkin + Pavlovsk - 5.5 hours)
Pavlovsk: One of the most beautifully restored palaces in Russia. Originally hunting grounds these lands were a gift from Catherine II to her son Paul, future emperor, in 1777. The palace was built by famous architects Cameron, Brenna, Voronikhin and Rossi. The 1500-acre park is one of the largest landscaped parks in Europe
|• Back to the hotel|
|• Evening at your free disposal or optionally visit to the Russian folk-show with snacks and drinks at Nikolaevsky Palace.|
|• Breakfast at the hotel|
|• Half-day tour to Peterhof (Park and Palaces), the most outstanding summer residence of the Russian tsars, so-called Kingdom of Fountains. (duration 5.5 hours)
The luxurious Imperial palace and estate built in 1710 on the shore of the Gulf of Finland by Peter the Great. Known as "The Russian Versailles", the palace features some incredible restored interiors and magnificent grounds full of statues, pavilions and fountains. The Cottage Palace in Peterhof / Petrodvorets - Located about 30 km west of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland, this was the cottage where Peter the Great was quartered while building while building an entire series of palaces along an estate called Petrodvorets or Peter's Palace.
|• Time for lunch in a local restaurant in Peterhof|
|• Visit to the Yusupov Palace (including cellar where Rasputin was killed) (duration 1.5 hours)
A monument of classical architecture, it was built by J.-B. Vallin de la Mothe in 1760 for Princes Yusupov, the richest aristocratic family in Russia. It was in this palace that Grigori Rasputin, the favorite of Nicolas II and his wife, was murdered in December 1916
|• Back to the hotel|
|• Evening at your free disposal or optionally a boat trip along rivers and canals of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg was founded on Neva river. A cruise by boat along the main rivers and canals is one of the unique ways to discover St. Petersburg, called “Venice of the North”. Every bridge in the city is an architecture masterpiece. You’ll know the history of the construction of many palaces, bridges and embankments. This tour is famous among citizens, for it gives very nice and romantic feelings
|• Breakfast at the hotel|
|• Transfer to the airport.|
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|Price per person||Booking|
|585 EUR||Book Now|
- All tours according to the itinerary
- Licensed guide services
- Entrance fees to museums and sites
- Transportation for entire period of tour program (car or minivan with AC)
- Airport transfers on arrival/departure
Price does not include:
- Accommodation at the hotel
- Optional excursions